The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Software Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architecture
Rank 73 83 82
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1  
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 13 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.28% 0.86% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.02% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 6
Median daily rate £404 £538 £663
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.83% -18.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £445 £563
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £655 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £450 £419
% change year-on-year -10.22% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +25.00%  

Software Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 861 1177 1008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 84.74% 84.74% 86.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 830 682
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 16
Median hourly rate £14.93 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architecture in Leeds

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Architecture in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architecture in Leeds

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture in Leeds over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Architecture in Leeds

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) TDD
3 8 (47.06%) CSS
3 8 (47.06%) HTML
3 8 (47.06%) HTML5
4 7 (41.18%) CSS3
4 7 (41.18%) Scala
4 7 (41.18%) MongoDB
4 7 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (35.29%) Scrum
5 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
5 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
5 6 (35.29%) MVC
5 6 (35.29%) C#
5 6 (35.29%) .NET
5 6 (35.29%) MySQL
5 6 (35.29%) MSMQ
5 6 (35.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (35.29%) NoSQL
5 6 (35.29%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (35.29%) Entity Framework
5 6 (35.29%) Open Source
5 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (35.29%) REST
5 6 (35.29%) Ruby
5 6 (35.29%) Ajax
5 6 (35.29%) Ruby on Rails
5 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
5 6 (35.29%) JSON
5 6 (35.29%) Django

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) MongoDB
1 7 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (35.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (35.29%) MySQL
2 6 (35.29%) NoSQL
3 5 (29.41%) RDBMS
3 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Grunt
General
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Architect
2 8 (47.06%) Developer
3 6 (35.29%) .NET Developer
3 6 (35.29%) Technical Architect
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
7 1 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Agile Developer
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Digital Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Digital Technical Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Java Technical Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Agile Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) CSS
1 8 (47.06%) HTML
1 8 (47.06%) HTML5
2 7 (41.18%) CSS3
3 6 (35.29%) .NET
3 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
3 6 (35.29%) Ajax
3 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
3 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (35.29%) Django
3 6 (35.29%) Entity Framework
3 6 (35.29%) JSON
3 6 (35.29%) MSMQ
3 6 (35.29%) Play Framework
3 6 (35.29%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (35.29%) REST
3 6 (35.29%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.88%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) RIA
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) TDD
3 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
3 6 (35.29%) Kanban
3 6 (35.29%) MVC
3 6 (35.29%) Open Source
3 6 (35.29%) Product Management
3 6 (35.29%) Prototyping
3 6 (35.29%) Scrum
3 6 (35.29%) User Stories
4 5 (29.41%) OO
5 4 (23.53%) SOLID
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (17.65%) IT Strategy
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.88%) CQRS
8 1 (5.88%) Microservices
8 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Scala
2 6 (35.29%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) Ruby
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland